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Exchanging words : language, ritual, and relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park

Author: Christopher Gordon Ball
Publisher: Santa Fe : School for Advanced Research Press ; Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of the Wauja group from the Xingu Indigenous Park in central Brazil and its relation to powerful new interlocutors.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ball, Christopher Gordon.
Exchanging words.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press/SAR Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017056955
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Gordon Ball
ISBN: 9780826358547 0826358543
OCLC Number: 1030446667
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 274 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Chief's speech : Wauja ancestors, political authority, and belonging --
Bringing spirits : ritual curing and Wauja relations with spirits --
Kuri sings : intergroup rivalry and alter-centricity --
Inalienability : possession and exchange in intergroup relations --
Interdiscursive rivers : protesting the Paranatinga II Dam --
Pragmatics of development : asymmetries in interethnic exchange --
Taking spirits to France : Wauja identity on a world stage --
Conclusion : what we owe.
Series Title: School for Advanced Research resident scholar series.
Responsibility: Christopher Ball.

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